Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Scam targets senior citizens

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam that recently came to light. It involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the agency on aging and adult services.

Consumers are getting calls that appear to come from that office’s general telephone number — 610-782-3034. Aging and adult services is not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show that number.

District attorney warns public of new dangerous drug

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is warning the public about Gray Death, a new drug that can kill with a single dose. This drug is dangerous even to touch with gloves, Morganelli said, adding there have been reported overdoses in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio.

Gray Death is comprised of heroin, fentanyl, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil and a synthetic opioid called U-47700.

Elbich campaigns for Lehigh County commissioner seat

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In a room full of supporters at Randall’s on the Orchard Restaurant & Bar, Bob Elbich kicked off his campaign for a seat on Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 1.

Elbich spent his entire work life in the private sector. He founded two Lehigh County companies, Pure Fit Inc. and Exigo Manufacturing Inc., that remain in existence today.

A former manager of manufacturing methods at Air Products and operations manager of Acme Cryogenics, Elbich said he sees himself as “a problem solver.”

Free VIN-etching event set for May 13 in Whitehall Township

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)-etching event May 13 in Whitehall Township.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.

Guindine achieves Eagle Scout rank

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Matthew Guindine, of Troop 93, Northampton, received the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor April 8 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.

Guindine’s Eagle Scout project was completed at the former Mulligans Golf Course and Driving Range in Whitehall. The area is now called Whitehall Recreation Fields and is operated by the Whitehall-based Tri-Boro Soccer Club.

The Scout created artwork for signs located on Range Road. Reliable Signs Inc., of Nazareth, created the signs. They were installed on the property.

Clary joins commissioners race

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Shawn Clary has announced his candidacy for a Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners seat.

Born and raised in Whitehall, Clary said he is looking forward to serving the community as a member of the board of commissioners.

He and his wife, Brooke, have lived in the Whitehall-Coplay community for more than 15 years. They have two children — Grace, a freshman at Whitehall High School, and Finn, a sixth-grader at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School.

Whitehall Twp. candidates forum planned for April 26

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A Whitehall Township candidates forum will be held April 26 in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

The event has been organized by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

Doors open 6 p.m. The program will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Audience members will submit questions for the candidates to answer. Each candidate will have time to address the audience.

There is no cost to attend.

PHEAA grant application deadline nears

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the 2017-18 Pennsylvania state grant application filing deadline is May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities or a college transfer program at two-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania open admission institutions).

State offers military family tax help

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.

The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.